January 21, 2019

Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered

Phone: 312-606-3200

Horwood Marcus & Berk combines the resources and diversity of a sophisticated commercial law practice with the entrepreneurial atmosphere and creativity of a boutique law firm. We provide world-class resources to clients by drawing on the firm's demonstrated capabilities and relationships to build a team of professionals with proven experience. The unique combination of HMB's unyielding commitment to service excellence along with our flexible team-building approach enables the firm to deliver outstanding results for our clients.

The firm's attorneys have traditionally devoted their practices to business law and planning (including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions); state and local tax planning and litigation; real estate; zoning; commercial litigation; corporate and real estate financing and workout work; estate and asset protection planning; probate; and trusts and estates litigation. Horwood Marcus & Berk attorneys frequently work with other law firms in resolving complex legal questions presented to them by their clients. The firm also maintains excellent relationships with other professional organizations, including various accounting firms, banks, corporate fiduciaries, investment banking firms and venture capital groups.

Contributing authors from Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered:

Matthew R. Barrett, Horwood Marcus, creditors' rights disputes attorney, commercial foreclosures lawyer
MATTHEW R. BARRETT, a member of HMB's Litigation Group, represents clients involved in various business disputes in both state and federal courts. Matt has successfully represented banks...
Samantha Breslow, Horwood Marcus Law Firm, Multistate Tax Litigation Attorney, Chicago, Illinois
SAMANTHA K. BRESLOW is an associate with Horwood Marcus and Berk Chartered where she focuses her practice on multistate tax litigation and planning. Samantha resolves state and local tax...
Horwood Marcus & Berk's Business and Finance Group represents predominantly privately-held middle market companies and entrepreneurs who value having a counselor as a business partner....
Jordan M. Goodman, Horwood Marcus, Illinois, Franchise Tax Lawyer, State Revenue Attorney
JORDAN M. GOODMAN co-chairs the firm's State and Local Tax (SALT) Group.  Jordan resolves state and local tax controversies for multistate and multinational corporations, including Fortune...
The Health & Fitness Law Blog serves as a resource for those in the health, fitness, wellness and nutrition industries. Posts cover a wide variety of topics and are meant to be...
David Hughes, Tax Attorney, Horwood Marcus Law Firm, Chicago Law Firm
DAVID A. HUGHES is a partner in Horwood Marcus & Berk's State and Local Tax (SALT) Group.  David's clients, who range from multinational corporations to individuals, all have one thing...
Basileios "Bill" Katris, Horwood Marcus Berk Law Firm, Arbitration Counseling Lawyer,
BILL KATRIS has extensive litigation, arbitration and counseling experience involving a wide range of complex commercial contract disputes, trust and estate controversies, and business...
The Litigation Group is experienced with a full range of business related claims, disputes, and regulatory matters for individuals and both publicly and privately owned businesses and...
Christopher T. Lutz, Multistate Tax Attorney, Horwood Marcus & Berk Law Firm
Of Counsel
CHRISTOPHER T. LUTZ is Of Counsel with the firm's State & Local Tax Group.  He concentrates his practice on litigating state and local tax controversies for multi-state businesses,...
David Machemer, Horwood Marcus Law Firm, Tax Law Attorney
DAVID W. MACHEMER concentrates his practice in state and local tax matters. David advises multistate taxpayers on the resolution of state and local tax controversies and planning...
Fred Marcus, Horwood Marcus Law Firm, Chicago, Tax Law Attorney
FRED O. MARCUS is a principal of the firm and co-chairs the state and local tax practice group. Mr. Marcus concentrates his practice in state and local tax planning and the resolution of...
Rick Rein, Creditor's Rights Attorney, Horwood Marcus & Berk Law Firm
RICK REIN is chair of Horwood Marcus & Berk's Litigation Group and focuses his practice on creditor's rights, loan enforcement and creditor bankruptcy representation. He regularly...
 David Ruskin, LItigation Attorney, Horwood Marcus Berk Law Firm
David works with companies and individuals to resolve their complex business disputes, helping them reach their desired goals in the most efficient manner. He represents clients in State...
Breen Scheller, Tax Attorney, Horwood, Marcus and Berk Law Firm
BREEN M. SCHILLER is a partner with Horwood Marcus and Berk Chartered where she concentrates her practice in state and local tax planning and the resolution of state and local tax...
We help companies navigate complex State and Local Tax issues so they can achieve their business goals. We offer clients: A nationally recognized State and Local Tax team with a deep...
Justin Stone, Horwood Marcus Law Firm, Tax Attorney
JUSTIN B. STONE concentrates his practice in state and local tax matters. Justin advises multistate and multinational taxpayers on state and local tax planning, transactions and resolution...
Joseph Tamburello, CPA, Client Tax Specialist, Horwood Law Firm
Client Tax Services Specialist
JOSEPH M. TAMBURELLO, a Certified Public Accountant, is employed as a Client Tax Services Specialist at Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered. Joe assists clients as well as attorneys within...
Horwood Marcus & Berk's Trusts and Estates practice is broad in scope and deep in experience. Our attorneys are skilled counselors with a careful combination of technical knowledge and...
Aaron D. Werner, Horwood Marcus Berk Law Firm,  Acquisition Attorney, Chicago, IL
AARON WERNER provides strategic, business-oriented advice to high-growth companies and investors as they navigate legal and business challenges.  Aaron's strong base of market knowledge on...
Marilyn A. Wethekam, Tax Attorney, Horwood Marcus & Berk Law Firm, Chicago, Illinois
MARILYN A. WETHEKAM is a partner at Horwood Marcus & Berk, Chartered in Chicago. Marilyn co-chairs the firm's nationally recognized multistate State and Local Tax practice. She has a...
Jeffrey A. Zaluda, Horwood Marcus Berk Law Firm, Estate Planning Attorney
JEFFREY A. ZALUDA built his practice by creating long-term relationships with clients who value his accessibility and ability to bring creative, practical and empathetic solutions to their...

Horwood Marcus & Berk has been selected for a 2018 NLR Go-To Thought Leadership Award for their coverage of State Tax and Local Tax regulations, litigation and legislation. The attorney-authors at HMB analyze SALT (State and Local Tax) developments providing a deep understanding of multi-state SALT issues with specific emphasis on Illinois state and municipal tax developments.